With a lot of free time on my hands recently, I have gone into craft mode. Last week I decided to make a cute sign to hang in the house behind our front door leading up the stairs. It also is a little nod to my favorite movie, The Wizard of Oz. The best part was that it only took me about an hour and it was very easy.
The first thing I had to do was get a wooden sign (luckily I keep these on hand for such projects). I get them from Walmart or Michaels usually, it’s just a simple wood sign whatever size you would like.
After I had my sign I painted it black, but you can paint it any color you would like with acrylic paint. I figured black would be an easy color that would go with anything. I gave it two coats of black paint and then let it sit for about an hour to make sure it was really dry.
Once the black paint was dry, I decided what words I wanted to use. As I said, I chose a quote from the Wizard of Oz… “There’s no place like home.” After I made my decision I sketched out the placement of the words lightly in pencil.
Once I was happy with the word placement and the look of the letters (this took a while as I was not happy with my handwriting the first couple of tries), I then traced the pencil lettering with a white chalkboard marker. Even though this wasn’t a chalkboard, the marker worked really well on the black paint. I also could have used a different color of acrylic paint to cover the pencil lettering for the same effect.
Once the lettering dried, I took some twine that I had at the house and made a loop to hang the sign. It looks great in the living room and I am happy seeing my Wizard of Oz quote every time I walk down the stairs.
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